Saturday, March 16, 2013

revisiting my purpose for taking MBA


i am in my 2nd trimester in the program (well it's basically the school year's 3rd already)... and after a full December2012 of no class i am suddenly losing steam in continuing when we resume classes in January... for 2 saturdays i have been constantly wishing that professors would declare no classes... hehe i am just too lazy to go anymore, considering that i would rather spend my saturdays with my P... 

so why am i exactly subjecting myself to this... why am i spending half of my weekend away from my kiddo....i dont think that this is going to put me in a different level in terms of skills... because looking through the curriculum, it's basically a repeat of everything for a business course graduate, that's why as much as possible i did not want to go through it... it's actually something that won't give you an edge when looking for a job in Manila...but since i decided to go back to zamboanga in 2009, i know things like this matters in the province, specially if you're going to work with the government (which is usually one of the good options if you're going to work in a non-metro city like zamboanga). But i did not end up working for the government anyway, and so far my current company believes more in my performance rather than any higher degree, so i dont think i need to take MBA for work purposes... but im still going through it... well as a backup of some sort (just in case i would still end up with a government office, worst case scenario)... and i would like to experience teaching major accounting subjects later... so just to make sure i will have no regrets later (as much as i am having now, i should have done this once i went back to zambo in 2009 and before getting married and P).... 

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wrote this back in January and i can't remember why i did not post this.... we're on our last day of this trimester today (yey major papers and final exams!!!), that's why i remember about this post... i will rest for the next 5 months since i will be giving birth in the middle of the 1st trimester so i don't want to take chances.... i will resume again in August and will have to go through saturdays away from my boys until the 1st quarter of 2015... I'm hating the thought of it.... but for whatever pushed me to do this, i'll finish this no matter what (even though sometimes we end up with not so ok profs... hehehe)... 

fingers crossed.... 

i guess i need to utilize this as well in trying to master managing my time between school, work, my boys, this blog, lakwatsa, and a whole lot of other things i want to do.... :D



60 comments:

  1. You might think the MBA courses just repeats our college subjects but the content is very much different. Well at least in my classes in UP Diliman, it is an additional knowledge. More of the long term and overall view plus a lot of analysis on a top management level. So it is a plus and all the sacrifices is definitely worth it :)

    Keep going!

    -Shla

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    1. i envy you shiela big time.... i can imagine how different MBA would be in UP... iv seen my professors during my undergrad go through it while teaching us some units.... iv seen how they struggle with it, how they seem to be pushed by it.... and not a single hint of all that ever exists in ADZU's MBA... iv lowered my expectations from the start but as low as iv set that sadly it still doesn't come close... good thing i haven't met this finance prof my classmates are talking about, because i think i would totally give up, he's treating his class like the way he treats his undergrads... considering everyone in the program are professionals and business people already.... sigh.... :-)

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    2. it's just the thought now that an MBA title is something that i would be able to use somehow here in the province is what's making me stick with the program til the finish... :-)

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  2. Stick with your program and finish your MBA. It is still an important professional degree. Best wishes!
    Eliz

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  3. you do have a lot of things to juggle... more power to you and GOD bless you!

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  4. Before I get married, I want to have a Master's degree if the not PhD. But everything changed when I had my son. But I want to study still, a different field naman that is web designing. My goal now kasi is to become a SAHM. So I am investing in my blogs, my online shop and next nga into web designing. If I had only known I would change plans now, I have had taken web designing instead BSChemistry. But I love being a Chemist naman. Hehe. Good luck to you Mommy!

    Mommy Maye

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    1. i envy you nga mommy maye... i wanted to take some science course before but i just thought of being more practical so i took accountancy... hehehe :-) i would have loved it more if im working in the laboratory.... but im thankful with my profession now, i can go anywhere, any industry and still find a good paying job hehehe :D

      i wanna learn web designing too! or at least SEO thing...

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    2. Maye,
      The same happened to me. After I married and had I kids, I abandoned my PhD program... I needed more sleep. :lol: Now I'm reluctant to go back because they are in college and need the funding... Plus I have a couple of Masters and can live with that.
      So dear Promding, strike while the iron is hot and finish your studies... You wont regret it. :-)
      Eliz

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    3. thanks eliz! will keep your advice in mind... :-)

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  5. just a little perseverance and you won't notice it you've finished your mba...goodluck ms chammy

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  6. I also had that "why am I subjecting myself to this" thought when I was taking my MBA. I just kept going and going and before I knew it, graduation na finally. Hang in there Sis!

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    1. hehehe di pala ako ngiisa... hehehe thanks sis! :-)

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  7. i'm planning to get masters too this current school year. teaching and masters every saturday. work and study at the same time. i hope i can make it. ms chammy.. you'll be my inspiration na. :)

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    1. nyaks! ikaw ang magiging inspiration ko kasi i also want to teach.... you have kids na ba miss tet? :-) i wish i can keep my day job, teach, continue my masters and still spend a lot of time with the kids hehehe :D

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  8. It's good to have it for yourself. You'll never know when preparations meet an opportunity:) Do you mind following each other blog? Let me know:)

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    1. i melgie! yeah... am preparing actually for something i dont know so no regrets later hehehe :D

      am following you now... :-)

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  9. just keep on...i know you will finish your MBA

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  10. Sayang naman sis if you discontinue the course. Konting tiis na lang and you'll soon have another accomplishment :)

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    1. yes farida.... i think i will really see this to the end... i just need to stop this term, need to give birth first hehehe

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  11. I've been wondering how I can do this (go back to school) before getting married, and yet here you are, doing it anyway with a kiddo. How inspiring. :) I hope I can take my Master's sometime, too. :) Good luck with your commitments! :)

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    1. go Helen! do it while you're still single and no kids yet... it'll be just 2 years...its so hard with the family already... :D you'll never know when opportunity requires a masters.... these days somehow there are instances that require this... :-)

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  12. Good luck Charm! Kaya mo iyan. I know it. When you set your mind to do it, everything's possible.

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  13. Keep on..and I'm sure you be able to finish your MBA :)

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  14. wow, good job mommy. juggling all those things plus MBA pa. galing! you can do it! take care and God bless! :-)

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  15. This reminds me of a quote I read the other day: When you're ready to quit, you're closer than you think. That's from Bob Parsons from GoDaddy. Go for it, Charm!

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    1. hehehe thanks Marie! i sooo agree with that quote... :D

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  16. Kaya mo yan, sis. Finish what you've started. You'll see, it'll pan out well for you and your family in the future.

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  17. finish your MBA! If I could study again I would love to finish a Masters in Business or Food technology

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    1. go for it Leslie! :-) i actually what to take a programming course because that would definitely add to my skills... but i guess i will have to do this MBA first...

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  18. Yes, Charmee... finish the MBA...will still be of use. But I do hope, you get better professors next time!

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    1. sana nga doc! :-) am praying for that... hehehe Adzu have 5months to fix that hihihi talagang feelingera hehe :D

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  19. I hope you'll finish Grad School soon. God bless!

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  20. I'm so proud of you girl. Ateneo, one of the best schools.

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    1. hehe thanks Jhari! yeah, but they need to fix their faculty lineup to keep that image hehe :D

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  21. I have thought about having a masteral also before, but since I'm undecided, I didn't. But as for you, if you're really sure about this, then go for it. It's great to have this achievement to your credit.

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  22. Good luck! I got my MBA when my girls were little (teeners na sila) and ang hirap. One of the girls even had an accident before and swallowed a coin.

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    1. awwwww.... kaya nga im not getting full load each term, i dont want to be away from my kids the whole saturday...

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  23. I so do not like to go back to school, anymore. lol No, seriously..hehe At least we're not in the same wave length, I'm sure MBA will do you good sooner than later. Good luck.

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  24. I felt the same frustration back when I was doing my masters at UP,nakakaloka talaga. My classmates and i would always question ourselves, "why are we doing this? why are we making things difficult for ourselves?" then we would encourage each other by,"oi, ginusto mo yan.. ikaw nagbabayad nyan.. bawal bumitaw, sayang tuition!" hihihi kidding aside, after finishing grad school on top of the promotion (ehem), i felt more confident about myself and what i am capable of.. imagine, natapos ko yun??? lol

    in short, kaya mo yan sis. one lesson at a time. :)

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    1. agree with you tin! hehehe congrats by the way! at least sa UP ka ng masters, at least dun mcchallenge ka somehow, di sayang ang time... :D hehehe iniisip ko na lang ngayon na im doing this just for the title hehehe

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  25. Continuing education is always a good investment. Go for it! :D

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  26. You can do it! Just keep focused on why your doing this, and I'm sure you will remain inspired to keep going. Mahirap siguro after you give birth, but your new baby will be an additional inspiration :)

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    1. correct vera... pero yeah it will be doubly hard because il be missing saturdays with 2 boys this time... but it will just be for less than 2years na lang... :D

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  27. It's really difficult when you don't see a very clear purpose for what you do, and more so if you have no interest in it. Sometimes, you just do things for the sake of doing it. I hope you'll have an "a-ha" moment later on and realize that there is indeed a good purpose for all your hardships and sacrifices now.

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    1. i hope so too aileen... i just have this gut feel that this will be of use later... that's what's keep me going for now... :-)

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  28. It's a good investment to have an MBA degree, it maybe of use as career advancement in the future.

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